Friday, September 12, 2008

Phases of the Moon

You may have noticed that I have a gadget that depicts the phases of the moon on my blog.  I love the moon.  I love when it’s a sliver in the sky, just a hint of light peeking out from behind shadows, but I especially love when it is full and bright.  I was thinking this morning, as I noticed that the moon was climbing towards full again, that if I had not had that gadget on my blog, I wouldn’t have known.  Every twenty-seven days a full moon lights up the sky and even after admitting how much I love it, I can’t remember the last time I took the time to notice it.  Tonight, I'm going to go outside and look at the full moon.  I'm going to notice the way that its increased brightness lightens the dark shadows of the night.  I'm going to notice the way its glow makes its edges a little fuzzy.  I'm going to be in awe, once again, at one of the miracles of nature.  

What else am I not taking the time to notice?  What else do I wish I had a little icon on my blog for?  My oldest daughter turned ten last month.  If she were depicted as an icon on my blog, she would be shown as half full.  Half full?  What have I missed?  What have I not taken the time to notice?  I think back to when she was just a little light peeking out from behind my shadow.  Now she’s becoming brighter as she climbs towards full.  Have I appreciated each step along the way?  Unlike with the moon, if I miss one of her phases, I don’t get another chance to view it again. 

So, to my four little moons in their various stages, I’d like to say, that I will pause more each day to notice your phase, to appreciate your beauty, to bask in your light.  I know I'm going to be in awe, once again, of your miraculous natures. 

7 comments:

  1. Hey! I found your blog through Em and Rick's. I have learned something about you I never knew. I am excited to see where this blog takes you (hopefully to a published book) and support you on your journey! Say hi to the little moons for me. I love you guys!

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  2. Sometimes when I don't like people, I show them my moon.....is that wrong? :)

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  4. Emily, I may not take the time to appreciate the moon in the sky very often, but I always appreciate yours, so don't hold back. :)

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  5. By the way, that deleted comment above, was just my own comment that I left a word out of and had no idea how to change it, so I just deleted it and wrote it again. Nothing scandalous or anything. :)

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  6. I miss you already! I'm so glad you're coming to visit. I took the time to appreciate the moon tonight on my drive home a little more... and I thought "is that a waxing gibbeus?" Anyway...

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